ARAXES (1856, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
301
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Passenger & Freight Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Francis N. Jones
Original Owner and Location:
Buffalo & Toledo Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY
Ownership Notes:
Southern Michigan & New York Central Railroad Lines.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
179' 4"
Beam:
30' 2"
Depth:
11' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
593 5/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Saginaw River, near Bay City, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
  1890
How:
Sunk & abandoned.
Notes:
1894, Jun 30 Documents surrendered. "Vessel sunk in Saginaw River near Bay City more than two years ago."
History

1856, Jul 02 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1860 Chartered to New York Central Line.

1863, Nov Struck rock Cleveland Harbor, sunk; raised.

1863-64 Large repairs.

1865, Sep 18 Remeasured 182 x 30.1 x 10.1; 715 gross tons.

1869, Apr 26 Owned Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo, NY.

1870, Oct 31 Reported broken shaft, lost prop; towed into Buffalo.

1873, Apr Owned Bartholemew McCabe, Charles Jessemin, et al, Buffalo, NY.

1873-74 Rebuilt as steambarge; 182 x 30.1 x 10.1; 569.18 gross tons; in ore trade, Marquette, MI to Black Rock, NY.

1874, Nov 19 Owned Bartholemew McCabe, Charles Jessemin, et al.

1874, Nov 25 Owned Charles Jessemin, et al, Buffalo.

1876, May Repaired; new arches & upper works.

1876, Jun 30 Owned Matthew Wagner et al, Buffalo.

1881, Mar 26 Owned Lambert W. Drake & Thomas Maythan, Buffalo, NY; 568.19 gross/424.37 net tons.

1882, Jun Sunk Prentiss Bay; raised, & repaired.

1883, Jun 27 Owned John Kelderhouse, Thomas Maytham, Buffalo, NY.

1887, Mar 05 Owned James J.H. Brown, Buffalo, NY & Charles Goulder, Cleveland, OH.

1887, May Repairs to hull & boiler.

1887, Oct On rocks near Black River, Alcona County, Lake Huron; released.

1888, Feb Steel arches, bottom sheathed, etc. R. Mills Shipyard, Buffalo.

1890, Oct Abandonded to underwriters, released.

c1892-93 Sunk near Bay City.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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ARAXES (1856, Propeller)